Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Rogers and Parton Announce Their Final Duet Performance

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Rogers and Parton Announce Their Final Duet Performance

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Rogers and Parton announce their final duet performance

Kenny Rogers' longtime duet partner and friend Dolly Parton will be among those helping the Gambler close out his career with a star-packed October show in Nashville.

The two have worked together since 1983, when they collaborated on "Islands in the Stream," which became a No. 1 hit.

"We've enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I'll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we've shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career," Rogers, 78, said of Parton in a statement Tuesday. "I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time."

Their final "Islands in the Stream" duet will happen Oct. 25 in Nashville during the "All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration. …

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